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Third person limited narration - examples and tips | Now Novel

Writing third person limited narration: Examples and tips

Point of view in fiction often seems complex. Yet stripping back to essentials and looking at examples makes it easier to get POV right. Read a definition of third person limited followed by examples that show how to use this POV to show feelings, assumptions, and characters’ differences: (more…)

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Novel plot structure: 5 tips for creating intrigue

In a novel, plot structure can be organised in many different ways. If you structure your plot well, you’ll keep readers interested and focused. Here are 5 devices to create interesting story structure: 1: Begin in medias res Many novels suffer from long-winded exposition. (more…)

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How to start a story in first person: 8 pointers

How to start a story in first person: 8 pointers

  There is no single ‘right’ approach to how to start a story in first person. That being said, there are several ways to start a story using first person point of view and hook readers from the start. Here are 8 pointers for beginning a book in first person: 1: Perfect your character introductions: Make the […]

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Points of view: 8 tips for using multiple POVs expertly

Points of view: 8 tips summarized Tip 1: Understand what ‘point of view’ means and what the different types are Tip 2: Understand how POV works within scenes and between chapters Tip 3: Use shifts in POV to make characters more complex and real Tip 4: Know your reasons for including each viewpoint character Tip […]

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The unreliable narrator: Creating surprise in your story

The unreliable narrator is a useful fiction device for creating surprise in your story and avoiding predictability. Here are some ways that unreliable narrators can be used to shape a novel’s form or to surprise and build tension in the reader: First: An unreliable narrator definition  What is an unreliable narrator? This is a narrator (usually […]

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